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10 Questions: Sonja Kassebaum

As you probably know, we’re a small, family-run company. As we approach our 10th anniversary, we figured it would be fun to share a bit more about our team with our friends and fans so you can get to know us better, and we came up with a questionnaire and asked everyone on the team […]

Mad for Martha

One of our most popular drinks on the cocktail menu here at the tasting room this summer was the Mad for Martha. My mom, Marty (short for Martha) is famous for her cherry pie, and I took inspiration from that in concocting this recipe. It’s delicious & bright, and accessible too. Mad for Martha 1½ […]

Hands on Cocktail Class @NSD 9/18 & 10/16

In the spring, we offered several editions of our hands-on cocktail making class, which kept selling out (so we kept scheduling more). We took a break for summer, but have started getting requests again. So, we’ve got two new dates on the calendar for this class: Thursday, September 18th at 6:30 pm Thursday, October 16th […]

Distillery Gardening – August 2014

It’s been a very mild summer here thus far, which is great for my snow peas (I picked some this week, even!!),  but not so great for my peppers. My tomatoes are doing better than many folks’, based on the reports I am hearing in the tasting room this summer. I have been picking them […]

How it Works: Putting Out a New Spirit

We are often asked about the process to create and release a new spirit. There are many “compliance opportunities” in running a distillery, and this is certainly one of them! Here’s a brief overview of the regulatory process we followed for our latest limited release, SommerWeizen: Step 1: Develop the Recipe & Submit it for […]

Venus de Miles Ride & Dinner – Aug 9

We are excited to again be part of Venus de Miles, a ladies bike ride across the North Shore of Chicago again this year. The ride takes place the morning of Saturday, August 9th. Some things we love about this event: It’s a ride, not a race – the point is to get out and […]

Boozy Snow Cones & Cocktails!

As I wrote prior, this week brings one of our favorite events of the summer – Boozy Snow Cone Night! Our friend Melissa from Jo Snow Syrups will be here on Friday, July 25th from 5 to 8 pm with some amazing boozy snow cones and her snow cone machine, as well as her amazing syrups. […]

Boozy Snow Cone Night Returns – July 25th!

Join us July 25th for the return of our friend Melissa Yen at Jo Snow Syrups, we’ll be making some great new snow cone and cocktail recipes featuring her latest syrup creations. We are playing with recipes featuring her Strawberry Mint Balsamic, Blueberry Cilantro Serrano and Thai Coffee syrups, so expect to be wowed and […]

Distillery Gardening – July 2014

Wow, has time flown by since my first post about the distillery garden. Here’s an update on how things are going: Kentucky Colonel Mint – doing quite well – huge! It was attacked by leaf hoppers for a brief time, but they seem to be gone now (thankfully). Honeydew Melon Sage –  also growing like crazy. Has […]
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